Local sworn in a CHP officer

EUHS grad, Lindsay resident Brandon Briones completes cadet training at CHP Academy


WEST SACRAMENTO – Brandon Briones of Lindsay, Calif., has successfully completed the cadet-training course at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy.  Following a course of instruction that lasted more than six months, he is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Central Los Angeles Area office.

Officer Briones graduated from Exeter Union High School in Exeter, Calif., in 2014.  He studied criminal justice at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. Prior to attending the CHP Academy, he worked as a market team member for Target in Fresno, Calif.

Cadet training for Officer Briones started with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics, and cultural diversity, and included mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques. The course covered vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, and capture-and-arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Officer Briones also received training in traffic control, report writing, recovery of stolen vehicles, assisting the motoring public, issuing citations, emergency scene management, and knowledge of various codes including the Vehicle Code, Penal Code, and Health and Safety Code.

Officer Briones was also elected president of his Academy class.

The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

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